8 Best Babymoon Destinations in the US
If you are expecting — congratulations! Taking a babymoon with your partner is a wonderful way to slow down and savor just the two of you. When deciding on a babymoon destination, luxurious beach destinations immediately come to mind. Yet, more and more expecting women are planning their babymoons for the US due to the recommendation by the CDC that pregnant women avoid traveling to areas with high concentrations of Zica virus. But that doesn’t have to ruin your dreams of the perfect beach destination. These ten options across the US offer beautiful and safe beaches.
1. Maui, HI
Maui is easily a winner when it comes to a tropical beach destination for the ultimate relaxing babymoon. With crystal clear, warm water and sandy beaches that stretch for miles, you and your partner will have a trip to remember. Women able to keep active during their pregnancy may also enjoy hikes through tropical landscapes and up volcanoes.
Because this is a rather long flight, do be sure to check in with your doctor to ensure that flying is safe for your pregnancy (everyone’s is different), drink plenty of water, and walk the isles on occasion to stretch your legs.
2. Cape May, NJ
Cape May is perhaps a lesser known destination in regards to beaches, but it really should be on your radar. Cape May offers visitors stunning beaches, great food, beautiful architecture, and a lovely boardwalk. On a clear day, the sunsets at Sunset Beach are very romantic to experience with a loved one. If you are really craving ice cream during your visit, try Peace Pie, a combination between a pie and an ice cream sandwich!
3. Outer Banks, NC
Only sandy beaches as far as the eye can see here in the Outer Banks! This small group of islands off of the coast of North Carolina is a beautiful beach destination that offers visitors miles of beaches, beautiful water for swimming or snorkeling, and luxury home rentals and hotels.
4. Cape Cod, MA
The beautiful and quirky Cape Cod provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy New England’s coastal architecture as well as both sandy and rocky beaches. This iconic US destination is an excellent option for those on a babymoon who’d like to explore lighthouses, relax on the beach, and indulge in freshly caught seafood. Cape Cod is an easy destination to reach from Boston, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, so those not wanting to travel far from home can still enjoy a relaxing babymoon on Cape Cod.
5. Big Sur, CA
Big Sur has a rugged, mostly undeveloped coastline, perfect for soaking in the memorable scenery. You and your partner can experience Big Sur’s famous counterculture and nature with stops along Highway 1 or lounge at the sunny Pfeiffer Beach.
6. Savannah, GA
Savannah is known for its slow lifestyle, delicious food, beautiful architecture, and nearby beaches. This coastal city features Tybee Island Beach, just a 20 minute drive from Savannah. Tybee Island has palm tree-lined streets and five beaches with different amenities. Three of the five beaches are public, oceanfront beaches that provide visitors with soft sand, restrooms, and nearby food options.
7. Virginia Beach, VA
Walk hand-in-hand with your partner along the three-mile long boardwalk lining Virginia Beach, or take in the colorful sunset from the beach or even the comfort of your room. Virginia Beach is a top US destination for an indulgent babymoon. You can even spot dolphins playfully swimming along the shores. If you are craving something sweet, both Sugar Shack and Duck Donuts should easily satiate you.
8. Charleston, SC
Thinking about a combination city break and beach vacation? How about Charleston, with its tree-lined historic streets and pristine beaches? Surrounding historic Charleston are five beautiful beaches, with some even located on islands.